The movie was great! The kids loved it and laughed so much. It is so neat to watch the chimpanzees and I have much respect for Dr. Jane Goodall.
In the movie they discussed how chimpanzees and humans have a 98.5 percent similarity in DNA. And they didn't need to tell us that in order for us to see it. This is quite obvious in just watching how they act and in their mannerisms, as they are very much like our own species.
Near the end of the movie they tell of how humans have destroyed around 90 percent of the chimp population, mainly due to eating them. They also showed a couple of baby chimps who were in a sanctuary that has been rescued from a meat market, where they were on display right next to their butchered mothers.
That's where I started crying. Yes, my husband did confirm that I was the only one in the theater crying. But my heart really went out to them (as it does all animals).
So let me get this straight - humans will even eat another species where only 1.5% of the DNA is different (I knew people did this before going in there, by the way)? It makes me wonder if cannibalism were legal if people would be taking part in droves. After all, is that 1.5% really so important that it keeps people from cannibalism? It's 1.5%!